Could Billings, Montana, be an actual travel destination? I follow the designated Scenic Drives to find out. For most people, … Continue reading Billings, Montana’s “Scenic Drives” #ExploreLocal
San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in North America, yet I’d never had the pleasure of visiting until now. I had less than one day to check it out. Like a good book, I left wanting more. Continue reading ‘Gramming 24 Hours in San Francisco
Here are twenty of the best microbrews America has to offer and the towns to drink them in. Continue reading Twenty Great American Craft Breweries and Brew Pubs
Five geysers to keep you coming back to Yellowstone long after Old Faithful becomes old news. MY LOVE OF YELLOWSTONE’S … Continue reading 5 Awesome Geysers in Yellowstone that aren’t Old Faithful
Ali Kimbrough and Daniel Becker put the pedal to the metal in search of the best craft breweries in the … Continue reading Drinking and Driving with Tasteless Beer Snobs
This crew of yogis, including photographer J.T. Liss, are plying America’s roadways in search of the best yoga, friendliest souls, most eye-opening espresso (with soy, please) and finest local wines. Continue reading Great American YogaDork Roadtrip
Portland, Maine is one of the most visited vacation cities in the US. Here are a some video guides to … Continue reading Video Guides to Portland, Maine
It only takes a few miles of driving along the coast of Maine to realize why people flock here every summer. The ocean splashes against the rocky coastline, lobster shacks alternating from tacky to homey line the beaches and the locals are friendly. Even the tollbooth operators smile at you when you pass.
Last week marked the ten-year anniversary of the book’s first publication. Here are six essential locations to seek out so you can live Shadow’s journey.
I have obscured the location of several of the places in this book: the town of Lakeside, for example, and the farm with the ash tree an hour south of Blacksburg. You may look for them if you wish. You might even find them.” —Neil Gaiman American Gods
1. House on the Rock, Spring Green, WI. The first major stop in American Gods—the stop that solidified to the reader that Shadow is caught between two worlds—is House on the Rock, outside of Spring Green. This dizzying roadside attraction makes it easy to believe there are multiple realities layered atop one another, with dioramas, music machines, and architecture jumbled and smashed together. Continue reading “American Gods Roadtrip”
There’s a reason the winding mountain road is an iconic image in our culture. Here are five roads that will induce a white-knuckle grip on the safety handle.
Beartooth Pass – Highway 312 Red Lodge to Cooke City, Montana
Highway 312 winds 60 miles from Red Lodge to Cooke City, Montana at the edge of Yellowstone National Park. Starting at 5,555 feet, the highway claws its way up 5,000 feet in less than 19 miles, switching-back on itself dozens of times before reaching Beartooth Pass, named after a spike of rock that looks like a massive canine tooth. Most of the drive is above treeline, with great views of towering granite peaks, hundreds of alpine lakes and snow all summer long. Keep an eye out for Grizzly Bears and Bighorn Sheep. Also, don’t forget to stop at “Top of the World” a tiny convenience store near the highpoint of the pass.